April 30, 2008
Breakfast News: Israeli Jeweller Not Welcome In Dubai
Another interesting item that got my attention while reading the local paper over breakfast today:
"Israeli Jeweller Has No Trade Licence To Open Shop In Dubai," reads the headline in today's Gulf News.
There is a whole lot of money floating around in Dubai ao who could blame Lev Leviev for wanting to open one (or more) of his self-named stores in the tiny emirate?
But, according to this article, no trade licence was granted to Israeli diamond magnate and the Dubai Department of Economic Development is quoted as saying that "Israeli citizens are not allowed to operate in Dubai."
Advocacy groups that oppose Leviev's investments in the U.A.E. say Leviev profits from companies that operate in the occupied territories.
The stores were supposed to open in the swanky Dubai Mall and the Atlantis Hotel later this year.
Who will win this one?
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